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An Ideal Park!

In Cemeteries, Pathways on October 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

 

A place to cross paths with others

 

Copenhagen has done it. Beautifully. In 1760. Assistens Kirkegarden Cemetery in Copenhagen is a popular burial spot for Danish notables, and is also very popular with tourists and Copenhageners.

 

Refreshing spaces for people

 

The cemetery is one of the largest open green spaces in Copenhagen, so it is used by many.

 

Biking and strolling

 

And, yes, it is a functioning cemetery.

 

Hans Christian Andersen's grave

 

There are many, many inviting spaces in this park cemetery…

 

A private little path

 

Sunbathing too…

 

Actually using and enjoying a cemetery lawn

 

 

Gravesites that feel fresh

 

Entering, moving around, leaving – on foot, bike, and skates….

 

Enjoyment

 

I can’t think of any other cemetery that is used more by the living. There are a number that are used as much, Pere Lachaise is a favorite example, but there are far, far too few of these…yet.

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